Vice-President to attend Utkal University’s convocation ceremony


Bhubaneswar: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu is scheduled to attend the convocation ceremony of Utkal University here on April 3.

“The Vice-President’s office has confirmed the arrival of M Venkaiah Naidu for the university’s convocation ceremony to be held on April 3,” said Utkal University Vice-Chancellor Sabita Acharya.

According to varsity sources, he will join as chief guest at the convocation during the one-day visit and his office has given the go-ahead to his schedule.

Governor Ganeshi Lal is also expected at the convocation.

Due to Covid situation, the university could not hold its convocation ceremony last year.

For this year’s convocation, the university will award PhD degrees to 40 scholars, gold medals to 90 students and other awards including Chancellor’s Cup to 20 students.